Amazing. Jus seen it. Exams going on, but the reviews were so tempting that had to see it. So there we all started off, after a full plate of good south Indian Biryani in Lucknow, to PVR.
n whoa! What do we find?? Half of IIM Lucknow is out there. The reviews were really tempting.
The movie starts showing some 4 middle aged guys, unfamiliar faces, who by the end of the movie become so known. All of them are sad with some thing or the other in their lives, trying to divert their energies on something which they dont love to do, but they are doing it.
Sounds like Dil Chahta Hai?? Yes, this movie is about friends( 4 here), and their lives. how it all came to a stop.. their friendship.. their care.. Their MAGIC.
The screenplay needs a special mention here. instead of the typical - show some scenes in the present.. then go to flashback, showing a happy go lucky friends.. n then come back to the present to set everything right. Rock on differs here. The past and the present is so beautifully blended that it just goes on. and the long hairstyles of each of the main characters in the past makes good differentiation.
ONe more special thing to be mentioned about - FARHAN AKHTAR. The producer?? NAh!!.. The actor.. The Singer.. this guy has an amazing screen presence, and his baritoone voice sets it straight. Filled with attitude and charm.
The music rocks, the performances rock, the looks grandeur. It sometimes feels like watching one of those live rock show telecasts on VH!. It is a movie for today.. u have I Bankers.. businessmen.. Failed business man.. All tied up with their passion for music and MAGIC.
The well interspersed music and the humour in the movie just adds in to the gist.
i am not saying that this is the best ROCK movie made ever, but yes, in India this marks a new beginning.
Well, MAGIC is the name of their band.
Surely, this movie would inspire the budding rocksters who definitely need a boost in this country. Except for Parikrama and a few more, there is no worth mentioning bands in India.
n yeah, would love to see the movie again tomorrow itself.. but as Farhan says in the movie - " Compromises to karne padte hai"
So, by the time i write my end term 4 exams.. U ppl.. ROCK ON!!!
p.s.: Me reaching Vizag on 2nd sep, for the end term holidays. YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!!